When a famous lion named Cecil was killed in Zimbabwe last month, an important research subject was lost.
A government statement said a crackdown on illegal hunting since Cecil’s killing had led to the arrest of safari organizer Headman Sibanda.
Cecil the lion's death was senseless. But is legal trophy hunting a sensible form of conservation?
The Minnesota man paid $50,000 for the hunt.
The endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
The crushing of ivory tusks is meant to show that the U.S. won't tolerate wildlife crimes.
Poaching elephants for their ivory, prized in Asia for trinkets, is rampant in Africa.
Corey Knowlton shot the black rhino in Namibia he paid $350,000 hunt and kill. Continue reading →
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